Lower entry scores 'no barrier to success' for rural med students

Performances matched those of students from metropolitan areas in surgical degree

Many rural medical students might begin study with lower university entry scores, but they soon match the academic performance of their city peers, a study suggests.

Medical student
Dr Karen D'Souza (right). Photo: Deakin University

Researchers tracked the academic performance of 147 recent graduates of Deakin University’s Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery course.

At least one-quarter of those were from a rural background

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